Weekly Update » June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022




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Hello Everyone –


It is fitting that we wrap up our out and about theme for Diversity month with our year end newsletter: School’s out for the Summer!


What a transformative journey we’ve had this year! We’ve experienced many milestones along this path: Salmon Camp, Winter Festivities, Hide Camp, Herring Ceremony, saying goodbye to Colleen, finding our feet together with Alysa as the new principal, bringing in new staff members and students to our school community, Spring St’la7ashn, fundraisers and fieldtrips, working with Cinamatique and Place in Space Learning Exhibition, and significantly, and symbolically the reclaiming and renaming of our school name: St’a7mes School. 


Chen Kwen Mantumi to all the people in our community who have helped us along the way this year and given us gifts of knowledge, time and love.


Yesterday in our year end assembly we held up members of our community that we’ve walked together with who will be stepping onto new paths. We recognized our grade 6 students and their completion of the Aya7ayulth Chet Program.  We acknowledged our Learning Expeditions students who will be transitioning over to Don Ross Middle School and Howe Sound Secondary.  And finally we said goodbye to beloved staff: To our EA's, Sreekala, Maya, Jess and Cindy and our teachers, Kristin Demchuck, and Jenna Lupton. These members of our community will always be a part of the fabric of the story of who we are as a school community, as we will always be a part of the story of who they are.  We are filled with honor and gratitude for all their contributions that have made us who we are.   


Report Cards

Report Cards will be going home today with the students.  If your child was unable to attend today they will be able to pick up their report cards from the office when we return to school for next school year on September 6th 2022. Report cards will also be uploaded to the parent portal in MyEd BC today. You will receive an email with instructions. 


Summer Fun!

We wish you and your family a wonderful summer to enjoy all of your plans.  Hopefully you will get a chance to connect with each other as a family and the community.  There are many programs being run: camps through the District of Squamish Recreation services and Squamish Nation Education, Camp Summit and Evans Lake, Dialed in Cycling and more! The Library is running their Summer Reading Program.  Be sure to check your child’s backpack for the information sent home on Monday. 

If you don’t have a summer bucket list and need some ideas – check out this link from CBC parents for some fun inexpensive ideas to do with your kids.



Back to School September 2022  -

When you are ready to start thinking of planning for back to school – here is some information you will want to have:

School Supplies - School supplies orders: we have ordered school supplies in bulk for the students for next year.  Families will pay $35 to “School Cash Online” in the first week of school. 


Registration information – If you have friends or family who are not currently registered but wanting to come to our school, please forward them to our district’s web page to enroll in our programs using the online web form: www.sd48seatosky.org


First days and weeks back – School reopens on September 6, 2022.  We will be sending home an email with detailed information about start up the week before school reopens. 


New Kindergarten families will also be receiving an email this week outlining the schedule for the first week of the new school year. 


We have so much to look forward to. Wherever these upcoming months take you, may you be safe, healthy and well connected to those you love.  I look forward to all that we will learn and create together in the new school year.  See you in September (or out and about in the community this summer), 





Alysa Patching - Learning is an act of Courage and Optimism


St’a7mes School

Aya7ayulh Chet (Cultural Journeys)

Learning Expeditions

38030 Clarke Drive.
PO Box 640.

Squamish BC



LEX Juniors took home their own copies of “Mental Health with Bird the Therapy Dog” yesterday.  This book was written in collaboration with Jade as an extension of The Dog Project. 

We hope you have enjoyed the program and will look to offer it again in September. If you would like to continue the program over the summer, you can contact Lorraine Winchester at [email protected]


Our PAC has set up an account at the recycling depot, located at 38927 Queens Way #15, Squamish. If you would like to support PAC fundraising initiatives, please drop off your recyclables and have the proceeds put on our account # 604-892-5904. Thank you in advance for your support. 





Please be sure to stop by our main entrance to look for lost and found items. Any items left on Thursday, June 30th will be donated to charity.

Thank you!

Lost and found



This is just a reminder about The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP) offered in BC.


The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP) is a healthy eating initiative that supports farmers’ markets and strengthens food security across British Columbia. Community partner organizations provide coupons to lower-income families, pregnant people and seniors participating in their food literacy programs. Coupons can be spent at all BCAFM member farmers’ markets that participate in the FMNCP, and can be used to purchase vegetables, fruits, nuts, eggs, dairy, herbs, vegetable & fruit plants, honey, meat and fish.   https://bcfarmersmarket.org/coupon-program/how-it-works/


As the school year is coming to a close we wanted to reach out one final time to remind you to ensure your child’s immunizations are up to date. You can check your child’s records at https://www.healthgateway.gov.bc.ca/

If you child missed their immunizations at the school you can book them either:


Your Squamish Public Health Nursing team.

Office    604 892-2293